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Open the Door

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Open the Door

You see my shining face.
You speak my glorious name.
Still you stand, firmly in place.

You try to bypass me,
Forging artificial keys.
As the turtle wins the race!

I have thrown you verse after verse,
Wonder after wonder!
Still you think the universe began
From one great asunder!
You act like there is no
Beauty to behold anymore,
I'm all that you need,
I gave you the key,
So open the door!

Plug your ears when I call,
Surrounding yourself with walls,
Built upon your ignorance.

I watch while you stumble
On such slippery rubble.
You ask not, my assistance!

It is you yourself
That made this world, black and bleak.
I've created bridges,
But you're the one with feet!
You act like there is no
Beauty to behold anymore,
I'm all that you need,
I gave you the key,
So open the door!

You left my shining home,
And upon the Earth you roamed.
Now just ahead is my gate.

With great uncertainty,
You come limply before me,
Be blessed, for it's not too late!

I've died a-midst a mocking crowd
And came back from the grave.
As I gave up my heavenly abode
To show you the way!
You act like there is no
Beauty to behold anymore,
I'm all that you need,
I gave you the key,
So open the door!

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Timothy, :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the sous HOME PAGE.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 3:23:00 PM
    Profound...so many times I imagine our Father with a broken heart watching and waiting on us to "see" with our spiritual eyes that "Love" came and lived amongst us to show us the way..the solution to all our woes..LOVE. I guess it is too simple, too childish for some to grasp. It is an honor to know you, Little One! Thanks for sharing your gift! Always, Annalise

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/12/2013 3:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anna... you are far too kind. You cannot know how great it feels to have someone appreciate your work, as you do mine. I'm glad the meaning is apparent to you!
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:13:00 AM
    I enjoyed this poem. The point of view certainly gives it a sense of urgency and truth.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/13/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad it was well received David!
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:45:00 AM
    A very great write. Sometimes it is hard for someone to open the door again after painful event. This is where love is tested for its strength (im talking about human love not merely romance). Thanks for sharing this, Tim.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think it's great you can read this and see something different then what I was intending. That's the cool thing about poetry though... different minds, different perceptions...